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New Grant Funds Cutting-Edge UCLA Clinical Trial for Late-Stage Lung Cancer

Scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA a have been awarded a $12M grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine – also known as CIRM – to initiate a phase 1 clinical...
24-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Predicts Most People with Earliest Alzheimer’s Signs Won’t Develop Dementia Associated with the Disease

UCLA researchers lay out the probabilities that a person will develop Alzheimer’s disease dementia based on age, gender and the results of biomarker tests, which can detect the presence of certain protein fragments in brain and spinal fluid or for...
17-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Mice Regrow Neurons and Blood Vessels After Stroke

In a first-of-its-kind finding, a new stroke-healing gel helped regrow neurons and blood vessels in mice with stroke-damaged brains
18-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Algorithm More Accurately Predicts Life Expectancy After Heart Failure

A new algorithm more accurately predicts which people will survive heart failure, and for how long, whether or not they receive a heart transplant. The algorithm would allow doctors to make more personalized assessments of people who are awaiting...
18-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New Guidelines May Slightly Increase Reliability, Accuracy of Melanoma Diagnoses

Researchers have developed updated guidelines for classifying a serious form of skin cancer called invasive melanoma.
18-May-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Social Connections May Prevent HIV Infection Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men

FINDINGS UCLA-led research suggests that receiving support from friends and acquaintances can help prevent black men who have sex with men from becoming infected with HIV. BACKGROUND Black men who have sex with men have disproportionately high rates...
16-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


3 Wishes Project Brings Dignity to Dying Patients

The 3 Wishes Project aims to improve the end-of-life experience in the intensive care unit by fulfilling small wishes for dying patients.
14-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


First Description of mEAK-7 Gene Could Suggest Path Toward Therapies for Cancer, Other Diseases

For years, researchers have known that a gene called EAK-7 plays an important role in determining how long worms will live. But it remained unclear whether the gene had a counterpart in humans and – if it did – how that human version would work....
14-May-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Teething Tablets Unsafe - UCLA Dentistry Expert Available

23-May-2018 4:10 PM EDT


Ebola in the Congo – UCLA Expert Available

21-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT


Extreme Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy: What You Need to Know About Hyperemesis Gravidarum

14-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT


May 15 Is Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day. UCLA Researcher Available to Discuss This Extreme Form of Morning Sickness.

9-May-2018 6:05 PM EDT


Is Sleep Apnea Worse for Women? Studies Continue to Say “Yes.”

Left untreated, its sleep-disturbing effects can lead to life-threatening cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, atrial fibrillation and stroke. And for women, the impact can be even more severe.
8-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT

5 Facts Teens Should Know Before They Vape

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced that it is cracking down on the illegal sale of e-cigarettes to minors, including those under the Juul brand and other similar emerging brands such as myblue and KandyPens. The agency is also...
7-May-2018 3:25 PM EDT


Kids’ Seasonal Allergy Symptoms Can Be Mistaken for Learning Disabilities

Certain symptoms characteristic of learning disabilities or behavioral problems, such as fidgeting and difficulty concentrating, can arise from a child's discomfort due to seasonal allergies.
4-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT


Planning a Juice Cleanse to Prep for Beach Season? Do This Instead.

Juice cleanses, sometimes called juicing, have become hugely popular for their supposed ability to help people shed weight quickly – particularly in preparation for a summer vacation or special event. But is juicing actually effective?
2-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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